I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the American State has been awarded the Forum for the History of Science in America’s Philip Pauly Book Prize.
It’s always lovely to win an award, but this recognition is particularly meaningful to me because I knew Phil. Phil was a generous, dedicated scholar in the history of biology, and his last book, Science and the Promise of American Life, pushed me to think more carefully about the role of biologists in American society. He and I would occasionally have lunch together when we both worked at Rutgers University and talk history of biology. I miss Phil, and I’m profoundly honored to have been given an award in his name.